Cheltenham Counselling Service

A poem by a finishing client

Is CBT for Me?
Read a book or take a pill
Am I really ill?
Mindfullness and CBT..
Is that really for me?
Take some time to take control
Tame the chimp and become whole
Your mind is strong and so are you
You can beat it just like flu
Cortisol and Adrenalin
Make them friends, nor a foe within
Will I beat my ill
Oh YES I certainly will!

From my clients

My anger was out of control and I would flip easy. Now I just let it go and run ahead . I've learnt I can deal with things without losing my rag. It's good to get enough anger out ofTestimonial from Counselling

When  first came for sessions  I was having panick attacks more than once a day but after 3 sessions it's almost stopped now as I only had one in a whole month. I feel more confident about myself due toTestimonial from 14 year old

Chris changed my life after 4 sessions I've gone from being so anxious about everything. I struggled leaving the house, to feeling barely any anxiety. I feel I have the tools to apply to every situation now and feel soTestimonial

I had suffered with Anxiety and Depression and felt nothing would help ( except for anti depressants). On my first session with Chris she said I might need 5/6 sessions and this would change my thinking and my life andTestimonial

I went to see Chris because of a dreadful stammer which developed after I entered my 80s, having no previous history of speech problems. Neurological investigations revealed nothing relevant, and speech therapy only scratched the surface; the consensus among variousTestimonial

I decided I needed to make changes to myself and to find a way of stopping my relationship with my 9 year old son deteriorating further and before the damage was too deep. After speaking to a few councillors ITestimonial

I have felt that CBT and coming here has helped me so much. I don't know what I would have done without all this help and support. It has opened up my eyes and made me believe I amTestimonial

I came to Chris as my Anxiety and OCD  had reached a point where I needed help to move on with my life without the constant weight of it on my mind. In just 4 sessions I feel so muchTestimonial from Counselling

I found my time at the sessions extremely useful and feel I now have the techniques to cope with everyday situations and my work life. "Onwards and Upwards". I'm looking forward to taking control of my life. Thank you veryTestimonial from Counselling

I was at rock bottom when I started CBT and it was difficult to speak at first but it got easier. I used to not be able to speak about my emotions. Now I have an open clearer mind andTestimonial